Congress is responsible for setting budgets and economic policies. Those of us who knows anything about civics have been screaming this each and every time we hear the Obama-Pelosi-Reid regime pulling out the ‘blame it on Bush” defense. The Democrats took over control of the House and Senate in 2007.
What has happened to America during the past 3.5 years the Democrats controlled Congress? We have the financial crisis. Unemployment doubled. The U.S. has lost over 8 million jobs. Poverty rates and the number of Americans on Food Stamps have increased. Bankruptcies and foreclosures are at an all-time high along with tripling the deficit. Great record, wouldn’t you say?
Now you know why Obama and the Democrats are pointing their corrupt fingers at Bush. Their own record is nothing to brag about, as Senator Jim Demint (R-SC) points out.
The Hill reports:
It’s been four years since President George W. Bush could be held responsible for the nation’s economy, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said Monday evening.
DeMint dismissed a key part of Democrats’ midterm messaging — warning voters against a return to Bush-era policies — reasoning that Democrats have been controlling U.S. economic policies during the past four years in which they’ve controlled Congress.
“The president [Obama] keeps saying he inherited this, but the fact is that it’s been four years since President Bush had anything to do with economic policy,” DeMint said during an appearance on WVOC radio in South Carolina.
The South Carolina conservative sought to rebut an argument advanced by Democrats from President Obama on down in recent months: Returning Republicans to power in Congress would mean a return to some of the policies voters found less popular during the Bush administration.
DeMint said, though, that some of the bills voters find most distasteful had been advanced during the past four years, after Democrats won back control of the House and Senate from Republicans in the 2006 elections.
“The Democrats have been in control of both houses of Congress for four years now. Congress writes economic policy; they spend the money,” he said. “So it was the Democrat Congress that wrote the TARP bailout, they did the stimulus, they did the ‘Cash for Clunkers.’ They have done the healthcare, the financial bill. This is an unchecked Democratic agenda.”